Malcolm engineers Slade's escape to train Oliver and Thea in how to survive. Meanwhile, five years ago Amanda brings Oliver and Maseo to Starling City to recover the Omega bio weapon, and Oliver must decide whether to stop China White or stay with his friends and family who are falling apart without him.moreless
Left with no one but Felicity to rely on, Oliver goes after an accountant and gets a lead on Walter's whereabouts. With Diggle out of his life, Oliver turns to Felicity for help in the field. Meanwhile, Tommy tells Laurel the truth about what he's doing, and Malcolm remembers working with Robert Queen and Frank Chen to alter The Glades forever after the death of his wife.moreless
Bombshell finally celebrates its opening night; nervous about reviews, Ivy finds solace in an unlikely source; Julia's excited about a new project for her and Tom, but Tom may be hiding a secret; Karen finds out about Jimmy's past; after letting go of Richard, Eileen recruits Agnes (Daphne Rubin-Vega) to revamp the show's press campaign ahead of the Tonys, as Scott and Derek announce a major move forward for Hit List.
When Ivy has an unfortunate incident at the final dress rehearsal for Bombshell, she's forced to make a difficult decision; after a talk with Julia, Derek sees Hit List in a new light and makes changes ahead of a Times-critiqued stumble-through, which might not sit well with Karen and Jimmy; Derek reveals a secret to Karen; a surprising Times article is released.
Tom attempts to mend his crumbling relationship with Ivy, by planning a special birthday surprise for her. Eileen considers a relationship with Richard Francis; Julia's new position in Hit List brings up new questions in her relationship with Scott. Derek admits his true feelings for Karen, and the result causes turmoil between the he, Karen, and Jimmy; Karen discovers Jimmy's hiding something.moreless
Karen's dad, Roger (Dylan Baker), visits and questions Karen's decision to leave Bombshell, while Ivy and her mother, Leigh Conroy (Bernadette Peters), butt heads when Leigh is cast in Bombshell; Jimmy reveals he owes money to a past connection, and may also be hiding something else; Julia makes up with Scott (Jesse L. Martin), and in return, he makes her an offer; Ivy gives Tom an ultimatum; Derek finds out a game-changing secret.moreless
A massive storm brings the NCIS team aboard the USS Borealis, where everyone becomes a suspect once the crime scene proves that Mother Nature wasn't the only culprit. Tension builds when McGee discovers that his estranged father, Navy Admiral John McGee, was on board during the incident.moreless
When Ivy brings Sam back to town, Tom finds himself in an awkward situation involving Bombshell; Jimmy and Derek continue to clash over their vision for Hit List; Julia seeks out Scott for an apology; Eileen makes a move in an effort to get Bombshellgood press;both Ana and Karen struggle to stand up for what they want.moreless
When an off-duty officer is wounded by bank robbers calling themselves the Royal Flush Gang, Diggle tries to convince Oliver that he must do more than go after the men on his father's list. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Thea for dating advice and Moira demands to know why Oliver keeps disappearing.moreless
Carrie and Saul try to get the truth from Brody for once and for all as they are holding him captive. Meanwhile Dana gets involved in a messy situation as she goes joyriding with Finn Walden.moreless
Following a secret debrief from Saul, a stunned Estes authorizes a covert operation to pursue intel recovered in Beirut - but not without putting his own trusted operative in charge. Brody, still reeling from his misadventures, gets another shock when he runs into Carrie at Langley. A casual invitation to bury the hatchet turns into an encounter neither of them could have foreseen. And Dana discovers she has something in common with Finn Walden, the Vice President's son.moreless
A corrupt businessman, Martin Somers, hires a Chinese assassin named China White to eliminate Laurel for finding out too much. While protecting Laurel, Oliver is offered the chance to take back control of the company.moreless
While on vacation Oliver Queen's ship is destroyed in a storm and he is the only survivor. He finds himself trapped on an island for the next five years. Once he makes it back to Starling City he is reunited with his family and his former girlfriend, but they are unaware that he has changed... and has put the skills he learned to survive on the island to become the vigilante that the city needs.moreless
In "Beirut Is Back" from the Showtime series "Homeland," CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) takes a risky position. An informant tells her that Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban) will be in Beirut the next day, but David Estes (David Harewood) does not believe the intel. Meanwhile, Brody (Damian Lewis) receives an invitation to the Pentagon.moreless
In the penultimate episode of the first season, the truth about Brody's plans are revealed, and the stage is set for the final episode, where Brody will be revealed either as a war hero/politician/devoted family man, or a terrorist. Carrie is close to figuring out the truth, but her plans are derailed when she must deal with her own medical condition and career path.moreless